Why your water filtration system may be the death of you

There are many types of emergency that can befall us, personal, familial, local, national and global. This is why we prepare, this is why we have back ups, and back ups for those back ups. Have you ever looked closely, really closely at your kit, in … [Continue reading]

28 Other Ways Toothpaste Is Best Used

Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because … [Continue reading]

Want to avoid Typhus? Do your laundry…..

Pediculus humanus First of all typhus should not be confused with typhoid, they are two entirely different things. Also, there are quite a few types of typhus in circulation, this article deals with the most serious, epidemic typhus which is … [Continue reading]

Survival Foraging: Puffballs

  Lycoperdon Species   Calvatia Species   OTHER NAMES: Devils Snuffbox, Chicken of the Woods   HABITAT: Puffballs flourish in areas such as lawns, meadows, tundra and roadsides.  Puffballs can be found … [Continue reading]

Do you have water if the grid goes down?

Last week on National Geographic’s American Blackout we got to see a lot of common problems presented as the result of a power grid collapse that lasted 10 days. One problem that everyone faced, but didn’t receive a lot of air time was the lack of … [Continue reading]

Build A Rocket Stove, Step-By-Step

One common concern for prepping is how you will be able to heat up and cook any food if you don’t have the nice stainless steel range to cook on? You might have a freezer full of the best steaks but they are awful tough eatin (yes that is the correct … [Continue reading]

Electricity Free Winter

By Naomi Broderick. Naomi writes for ADT in Odessa, Texas. At home she’s on a prepping mission to assure the safety of her three children.   Thinking of the lights going out for a longer period of time is pretty bad in our day and age. We … [Continue reading]

How to Thaw Frozen Water Pipes

No matter what precautions you take for winter, you can still end up with frozen pipes. Even if all the interior pipes are wrapped with electric heat tape, you could have a really potent cold snap that freezes the ground all the way to the level of … [Continue reading]

Store Veggies for Long Term Survival

You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your availability to fresh produce isn’t ideal.  The thing is this though: fresh produce isn’t meant to stay … [Continue reading]

How to Treat an Infection without Antibiotics in a SHTF Disaster

In a true SHTF disaster, it doesn’t matter if you’re a hardened combat vet with an entire battery of weapons and enough food and water to sustain a small army. A small cut, not properly taken care of, can take you out just as easily as a well-placed … [Continue reading]

How to Keep Your Pipes From Freezing

One of the worst things that can happen (short of total disaster) is a long term power outage when it is below freezing. If you are smart and plan ahead, you probably have a way to heat at least a portion of your house. But is that enough to keep … [Continue reading]

Health Care vs. Death Care: 20 Ways to Stay Well (for Less Money than Obamacare)

  How about instead of paying for Obamacare, we just spend that extra money on living well and healthfully? With the amount of money that families will be spending, they could make some amazing healthy lifestyle choices that would reduce … [Continue reading]

DIY Survival Food

Make your own survival food for the trail or the bugout bag Commercial survival food — like MREs and freeze-dried food – is a nice option, but it can be expensive. Today we’ll take a quick look at a fast, easy, cheap and delicious recipe for … [Continue reading]

Do It Yourself Canned Beef and Broth

The richest beef broth is the one you make yourself, and it makes the most savory soups and sauces you ever tasted. And since you’re already making broth, you might as well can some meat too. After discovering how ridiculously easy it is, if you’re … [Continue reading]

Yes, that’s a Tampon in my mouth : The Swiss Army Survival Tampon : 7 Survival Uses

Do me a favor for the next 5 minutes.  Try to forget everything you know about a TAMPON.  I know, it’s hard.  But pretend that this is the first time you have ever seen or heard of the item below and it is a new survival product on the market: the … [Continue reading]

Dealing with Common Medical Emergencies when SHTF

Dealing with Common Medical Emergencies when SHTF The first rule in any of these commonly occurring situations described is to remain calm, reassure the victim and try to keep them quiet and under control. Then examine the victim as quickly as … [Continue reading]